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Students of Quaid-e-Azam University slammed for celebrating Holi


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The students of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad have been subjected to criticism for organizing a Holi festival for fellow Hindu students at the varsity. The videos of the festival and Holi celebrations were posted on the social media platforms but unfortunately, they garnered unpleasant reactions from the viewers.

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The students of the Quaid-e-Azam University were shamed by people on social media for celebrating the Hindu festival stating that these students have undermined the values of Islam by celebrating the festival of other religion.

The Holi festival (festival of colors) was organized in the university to promote the religious tolerance and inter-faith harmony in Pakistan. The students and the university administration intended to send out the message of love and peace.

The same group of people hailed PM Ardern and other women who donned headscarves and hijab across New Zealand in a bid to pay homage to the Muslim community.

Where some people appreciated the initiative of the students, some were irked by the festivities of vibrant and colorful celebrations. The video shows the students danced together on the beats of famous Sindhi song ‘Ho Jamalo’ and put colors on each other. Several students of the university disapproved the celebrations and criticized the people who participated in it.

Such negative backlash falls in complete dissonance from the appreciation showered upon New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she appeared wearing hijab to express solidarity with the victims of Christchurch’s deadly mosque shooting claiming the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers including men, women, and infants.

The same group of people hailed PM Ardern and other women who donned headscarves and hijab across New Zealand in a bid to pay homage to the Muslim community. She has been called out as an epitome of peace, love, and humanity, while the Muslim students in Quaid-e-Azam University have been criticized for promoting inter-cultural faith, harmony, and tolerance; the naysayers have called out them for bringing disgrace to the religion of Islam

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While a bunch of people appreciated these students who said that the nation must overpower religious extremism that has resulted in cases like Mashal Khan lynching case and the recent incident of a student killing a teacher in South Punjab.

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